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by DeeLerious
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest
Replies: 21
Views: 3749

Re: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest

You know what one of the "nudges" that pushed me into AA again was, Ann? I shared this, too, at a meeting on Saturday and some of the people shared that they didn't know how they would react if somebody (not in the program) said this to them. Story: A couple of months ago the university had an appre...
by DeeLerious
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest
Replies: 21
Views: 3749

Re: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest

Hi, Hope and Good Morning Everybody. Absolutely right that a drink would have been disaster. I can't stop at one, can't stop until whatever size the bottle is empty. No matter what I've told myself - I am the worst person to be talking to me, taking advice from and being alone with! All those years ...
by DeeLerious
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest
Replies: 21
Views: 3749

Re: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest

Thank you, Ann! It never fails to amaze me that people with a lot of time under their belt still attend, rely and have gratitude for the meetings, program, books. I am in absolute stunned-awe when I go to meetings and the majority of people have 20+ years! Good lord, there was a gentleman last week ...
by DeeLerious
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest
Replies: 21
Views: 3749

Re: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest

Hi, Everybody, thank you so much for your great input! I really, really appreciate all of it. It really helps to listen to others and take all of what you've said to heart. The weekend went well, no more thoughts of drinking. I'm sure there will be more days like like that, but if I know that I am n...
by DeeLerious
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest
Replies: 21
Views: 3749

Re: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest

Thank you so much everybody! Thank you, Mike - I'm glad and sorry that you can relate so much (glad that I'm not alone, but sorry that you are feeling this, too). I did go to the meeting and it was really great. So glad that I went. I am working on the 1st-3rd step - not quite sure what I ought to b...
by DeeLerious
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest
Replies: 21
Views: 3749

30 Days! 30th Day the Toughest

Hi, Everybody! Last night I took my 30 day chip. Felt like such an accomplishment. Funny that this day was probably the most difficult. Work was especially tense because of deadlines and having to fill in for people who were out, besides having to complete my own tasks and deadlines. At the end of t...
by DeeLerious
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: She Told Him He Can't Be Here, That He Doesn't Belong.
Replies: 137
Views: 17413

Re: She Told Him He Can't Be Here, That He Doesn't Belong.

Hi, BPG, All the meetings that I've been to recently and in the past have also included sharing about job problems, boss problems, things that are bothering us. Not every share is limited to what happened while we were drinking. It's sort of about "today" and what's going on today in many cases. May...
by DeeLerious
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Calling People
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Re: Calling People

Hi, Everybody, Well, as I go on, I am learning about the differences between members. It's good to know about people. The woman who I thought just didn't call back and who I thought had ignored me at the meeting that I posted about previously actually doesn't return any calls. She just likes to rece...
by DeeLerious
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hi, Everybody – Pestering Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Hi, Everybody – Pestering Thoughts

Hi, Blue Moon, you are absolutely right! Now I know what they mean when they say "self seeking will go away," and something to the effect that it is not all about us. So, everything was fine tonight, no tension, no weirdness. It was great.
by DeeLerious
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hi, Everybody – Pestering Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Hi, Everybody – Pestering Thoughts

Today is day 21(!) and some interesting things have happened. The first and greatest thing that happened is that I talked honestly to my sponsor about what she suggested that I should be doing and that I felt I needed a more direction from her. She was so receptive and started me on my path. I am re...
by DeeLerious
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 21!
Replies: 17
Views: 3540

Re: Day 21!

Hi, Jojo, congrats to you! This is my day 20!!! I'm right behind you.
Dee
by DeeLerious
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Calling People
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Re: Calling People

Thank you, Lali. They do ask if anybody has a need to share before the meeting. I am hesitant, because I don't want to sound like I'm complaining about anybody (everybody I've met has been absolutely wonderful), and I don't want to be THAT person who seems petulant about stuff. It's okay. Just somet...
by DeeLerious
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Calling People
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Re: Calling People

Lali and Larry, Thank you so much for your replies. I'm glad that I am not the only one who has mentioned this. I think, as Lali pointed out, it would be really, really nice if some women with time in the program would call, just to see how I am, just once. It just seems so out of place to me - even...
by DeeLerious
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Calling People
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Calling People

Hello, Everybody, hope you are all fine. I have a question: I've called women who I speak with and am very friendly with at meetings because I wanted to talk or just say hi, or just feel connected to the program. I leave a message on their voicemail. But it seems like they consistently don't call ba...
by DeeLerious
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Awesome Morning!
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Awesome Morning!

Hey, Hawk, thank you! Some time ago, I found an AA message board online. I wasn't too crazy about it, though, because the layout was busy, multicolored and had these like "dancing" links all over the place. This one is just amazing! I love it on these boards. Everybody is so genuinely friendly and h...